Clearly, rather than dealing with treating injuries and rehabilitating athletes, it is better to avoid injury in the first place. But what measures can be taken to prevent injury?
Everything you need to know about taping and strapping! The guide
reviews the published evidence on the effectiveness of taping in
sports medicine, followed by a step-by-step practical guide to some
of the taping techniques that are commonly used in soccer.
Read the Taping and Strapping guide >
The Core Strengthening Programme aims
to improve stabilisation and support to the spine, which provides
a more stable base from which to then work the arm and leg muscles,
improving support to the back, co-ordination and movement, endurance
and the ability to hold off oponents in contact sports.
Read the Core Strengthening guide >
It's important not to overdo it when exercising, especially if
you're not used to regular workouts. Our guide will help you avoid
common pitfalls and stay injury free.
Read the Injury Prevention During Exercise guide >
Stretching is central to preparing for sporting activity and providing
the body with the flexibility to take part in the activity without
suffering injury. Find out why stretching is necessary, the benefits
it provides and how it works, the degree of stretching that should
be employed in different situations, and of course details of the
Read Stretching article >
Prior to participating in sporting activity, the body should be
prepared for the demands of the activity by working through a warm
up programme. This will take the body from cold, up to the necessary
level of activity, in a gradual and controlled manner. We'll tell
you how a warm up benefits athletes and what a typical warm up programme
for a professional footballer involves.
Read the Warming Up article >
Following sporting activity, the benefits of cooling down are becoming
increasingly recognised by sports professionals. But how does cooling
down actually help the body and what does it involve? We're here
to tell you.
Read the Cooling Down article >
In a survey of injuries at a professional football club, it was
reported that 26.8% of all injuries involved muscles and tendons
(Lewin,1989). We look at the mechanisms involved and how to help
prevent muscle strain injuries.
Read the Muscle Strain Prevention article >